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hampshire, mccain even floated this possibility -- >> as far as secretary of defense is concerned, there's a lot of people that could do that. one of them i think is senator chuck hagel. >> but yesterday the air in the hearing room was thick. maybe it was bitterness. we don't know. mccain may feel about his old friend as mccain hammered hagel for the opposition to the 2007 troop surge in iraq. >> were you correct or incorrect, yes or no? >> my reference to the surge being -- >> are you going to anxious the question, senator hagel? the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well, i'm not going to give you a -- a yes-or-no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show you refused to answer that question. >> by the way, incoming secretary of state john kerry who glided through his nomination hearing was also opposed to the iraq surge. republican senators who hadn't much criticized hagel before the hearing rushed to do so during and after it. florida's marco rubio said he would not support him. lindsey graham said it's not looking good. alabama
of defense leon panetta testifies on capitol hill today about the attacks on the compound in libya. this follows his dire warnings about dramatic budget cuts due to kick in next month. panetta spelled out a list of cuts the pentagon will have to make, cuts he says will seriously undermine the military. susan mcginnis is in washington this morning. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the cuts are already happening. the pentagon is shrinking its presence in the persian gulf of aircraft carriers. it's par of that long list that secretary panetta that said these cuts are going to have to happen in the coming weeks all because congress cannot agree on an alternative to the budget cuts that are going to kick in as well as a 2013 budget. the "uss truman" was expected to pull out of norfolk tomorrow to head to the persian gulf but wednesday afternoon word came in the truman will stay in port to save money. >> playing the waiting game. it's not very nice not knowing when we're pulling out. >> the pentagon is carrying u.s. presence overseas ahead of $55 billion budget cuts that
dod. apart from the defense budget there haven't been any cuts. >> in the united states what has always been the source of prosperity. doesn't matter what has always been. because today the source of prosperity is the government, santa claus. >> north korean leaders released quite a video. scenes of destruction and north korean domination set to the tune of "we are the world." >> greta: all that and more in minutes. first a secret justice department memo claiming it is legal for the u.s. government to kill its own citizens abroad if an informed high level u.s. official believes they are senior al-qaeda leaders or engaged in operations aimed at killing americans. the memo leaves out a three part test. the suspect must be imminent threat. capture the target must be infeasible and the strike must be conducted according to law of war principles. congressman goudy joins us. president obama is opposed to torture and says it doesn't under constitutional reasons but thinks this is okay. >> kind of bit early ironic. you can't torture them but you can just kill them. our friends on the oth
to be secretary of defense? >> well, i certainly -- >> richard haass? >> job interview would show up maybe a little more prepared. >> a little more prepared. >> okay, wait a minute. seriously. you are going to come out of that sound bite and say that? >> about what? >> regretting using certain words and phrases? good morning, everybody. f-bomb. it's friday. >> boom! >> good morning. >> february 1st. what? i'm serious. >> that's all you have? >> no. >> okay. >> no, i got more. >> let's roll some more tape. >> with us on set, he have with the president of the council on foreign relations, richard haass. the chairman of deutsche incorporated, donny deutsch. really? like the king of regretting statements. and in washington, nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of "andrea mitchell reports," andrea mitchell, thank god. >> good morning. >> richard, that was something. >> my last confirmation hearing, i was told this hearing is not to show how smart you are or how dumb they are. it's to get you confirmed. at the end of the day, i'm not sure how many votes that changed. it's going to be
on the benghazi attacks. this will be the focus of the senate armed services committee. defense secretary leon panetta is expected to testify this morning along with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general dempsey. lawmakers will hear about the findings of the defense department's internal review of the attack that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. >> a confirmation hearing will be held today for president obama's nomination to head the cia. john brenan will appear before the senate intelligence committee. he could face tough questions about people drone strikes, a russian delegatio -- harsh interrogation techniques, and more. president obama ordered the justice department to give the house and senate intelligence committees access to classified legal advice just fine drone strikes such as the one that killed anwar al-aulaqi in 2011. >> the methods that we used are designed specifically to avoid civilian casualties. >> it claimed the executive branch can be judge, jury, and executioner. >> a leaked memo says americans with ties to al qaeda can be killed if it
. >> the mayor on the defensive after a privately commissioned report indicated that if nothing is done to the city's budget, baltimore will be in financial ruin by fiscal year 2022. take a closer look at the numbers assuming a continuation of closer -- programs and policies conducted by the city on the carry forward basis. in 10 years the city will be $745 million in the whole. add to that an additional $1.30 billion for failing infrastructure as well as health-care and pension benefits for retirees and you are talking more than $2 billion in the hole. >> i believe this report is a week of call to the city saying we need to get the finances in order. our expenses are somewhat less than our revenue. >> a towson university economist said the numbers are concerning especially because the city cannot tax its way out without losing more residents and businesses. the report points out baltimore's property tax and income tax rates are the highest in the state. unfortunately, pension reform is the big elephant in the room, the economist said and the mayor has a terribly hard job ahead of her.
on the table. defense, just as in a north korean video shows big american city could be new york city in ruins from the ballistic missile strike. the guy who says this is downright dangerous. gas prices have never been higher. the white house missing a golden opportunity to tap into someing that would bring them lower. it is all around us. find out what that liz: gas prices this time of year have never been higher, but instead of more drilling, washington stalling. members are faulty. energy research firm saying washington is lowballing the amount of cash and jobs more drilling here would generate. daniel, can you give us ballpark numbers you're talking about what drilling would add to the u.s. economy in terms of tax revenues and revenues overall? >> you bet. most people are familiar with what is going on in north dakota, down in texas and louisiana and around the country where we are producing private land. government land 96% are basically untouched and what it could mean is in excess of $450 billion per year in gdp growth, and 20 times as much as the government is talking the ministrations
out in mclean at c.i.a. headquarters or at the defense department who is sitting there just like playing video games. this is real time. and they're sending the drones over villages in pakistan. they make the decision and boom, they blow up a house or blow up a warehouse or whatever and kill a dozen people and then they just hop in their car and drive home and have dinner with their kids. there's no risk at all to any american life. is this the warfare of the future? is this something we ought to be doing? serious question i think for us americans. the idea that we can kill americans anywhere on the planet with no plans to attack the united states, what if george bush had done this? that's my question. what if george bush and dick cheney had done this. what would we be saying? 1-866-55-press. you know what? we would be raising hell and i think we ought to raise hell now with the obama administration doing it and demand some answers. what is the policy relating to drones? >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." have the data and i want them to have the passion. show, to be
, this defensive player. of course, it wouldn't be national signing day with a little intrigue. it's gotten so weird and out of hand. all the kids have a press conference. they announce it on espn. alex collins had committed to arkansas but he could not make it official at his press conference. >> did you hear this, mika? >> because they couldn't find the letter of intent that he has to sign. where was it? his mother had taken and hidden it because she didn't want him to move so far from home to play for arkansas. >> great story. >> and said she wants him to stay close to home in florida and play for miami. the school couldn't talk about him because they hadn't signed him technically. his mom had hidden the letter because she didn't want him to leave home. >> i heard she came to school where he was going to have the press conference, grabbed the letter and ran home with it. >> you think he's going to hear about that for the rest of his life? mama took your letter. vanderbilt in the 19th best class. impossible. unheard of. james franklin is changing it. it's a whole new game. >> if stanford can
will start to kick in march 1st, taking a $55 billion bite out of this year's defense budget and $27 billion from domestic discretionary spending. according to the congressional budget office more than 1 million jobs are at risk. defense secretary leon panetta had this warning. >> we are going to weaken the united states and make it much more difficult to respond to the crisis in europe. >> reporter: the cuts were designed to be so painful they would force congress to come one a smarter way to trim the deficit instead but it didn't happen. house republicans poind out they passed a bill to replace the sequester with cuts to federal worker pay, food stamps and other programs. democrats say that puts the burden on poor and middle class americans to pay for debt reduction. >> remember the american people still believe by an overwhelming margin that the rich should contribute to this. >> reporter: republicans argue democrats have no plan for replacing the sequester beyond eliminating tax breaks for corporate jet owners and oil companies. >> these aren't real solutio
defense if we're going to stick to the constitution in its original purpose. >> even the owner of the texas gun store where i was at on monday said they were not the preferred weapon for defense, and the reason he cited was that they cause such tremendous damage with the bullets. they go through concrete, they go through walls. i played golf with a los angeles surgeon the other day, who has to patch up the gang victims, he said the same thing, a lot of victims he treats are hit with ricochetted bullets because they go through walls, they're killing machines, they are, as you put it, military weapons. they just have to be banned, haven't they? what is the argument against banning them? >> they're not the military version, they're the civilian version, you know the difference. you fired both. the argument against it is that if we as americans need to organize for our common defense, they're the perfect weapon for us to have. and if we're not going to use that weapon for our common defense, i think we need to modify the second amendment to comply with the supreme court case law. >
appreciate it. there are one set of cuts on the table. defense, just as in a north korean video shows big american city could be new york city in ruins from the ballistic missile strike. the guy who says this is downright dangerous. gas prices have never been higher. the white house missing a golden opportunity to tap into something that would bring them lower. it is all around us. find out what that is. next. don't go away. [ woman ] if you have the audacity to believe your financial advisor should focus on your long-term goals, not their short-term agenda. [ woman ] if you have the nerve to believe that cookie cutters should be for cookies, not your investment strategy. if you believe in the sheer brilliance of a simple explanation. [ male announcer ] join the nearly 7 million investors who think like you do: face time and think time make a difference. join us. [ male announcer ] at edward jones, it's how we make sense of investing. liz: gas prices this time of year have never been higher, but instead of more drilling, washington stalling. members are faulty. energy research firm saying
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he raised objections about the policies privately. meanwhile secretary of defense leon panetta testifies on capitol hill today about the deadly attack on the u.s. compound in benghazi, libya. this follows his dire warnings yesterday about the impact of dramatic budget cuts due to kick in next moth the so-called sequestration. panetta spelled out a list of cuts the pentagon will have to make, cuts he says will seriously undermine the military. susan mcginnis is in washington this morning. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the cuts are already happening. the pentagon is shrinking its presence in the persian gulf of aircraft carriers. it's par of that long list that secretary panetta released saying these cuts are going to have to happen in the coming weeks all because congress cannot agree on an alternative to the automatic budget cuts that are planning to kick in as well as a 2013 budget. the "uss truman" was scheduled to pull out of norfolk, virginia, tomorrow expected to head to the persian gulf but wednesday afternoon word came in the
losing her father to an assassin's bullets and a gun advocate who says the best defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. that's coming up in a few moments. but listen now to an emotional minute -- moment from vice president joe biden talking about gun control at a speech in lee's bow, virginia today. >> the image of those beautiful young children, 6 and 7 years old, literally riddled, riddled with bullet holes, lying in their classroom, all of us 54 days ago watching -- watching those families and only imagining we could be in the same spot in panic running around that park lot and over that firehouse and wondering, my god, my god, am i -- my god. since that day, 54 days ago, 1,600 americans have died at the end of a gun. >> powerful stuff from joe biden. we'll have more on the gun debate in a few moments. >>> we begin tonight with a political fail heard around the world. just before the election dick morris, former political guru to bill clinton, predicted a landslide victory for mitt romney. a landslide. well, we all know how that turned out. dick morris, how are y
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about what america needs for its defense and what we need to protect our constitution. both. >> it's just having an unbudsman type person overseeing this saying bring me better intelligence, let's double check. and in some administrations you can trust that perhaps more than in others. so it's good to have an independent look. >> that's republican paul broun. good luck, republicans, with that rebranding. and don't miss the rick perry, jerry broun smackdown. two governors who have very little use for each other. this is "hardball," the place for politics. she knows you like no one else. and you wouldn't have it any other way. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexua
to shareholders and the secretary says it will be a crippling blow to defense hello congress stop n my next move, i take scottrade's free, in-branch seminars... plus, their live webinars. i use daily market commentary to improve my strategy. and my local scottrade office guides my learning every step of the way. because they know i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me. i'm with scottrade. (announcer) scottrade... ranked "highest in customer loyalty for brokerage and investment companies." sandy hook negative three weeks until hit with another fiscal crisis, 1.2 trillion dollars over a decade decade, across-the-board spending cut targeted at nation's defense if congress doesn't act of obama reaffirmed he will not accept anything but more taxes for his solution. by ren joins me now, lawmakers don't have a lot of time. will they stop sequestration? >> as far as coming to new terms with sequestration, they like it with the budget control act is written every program concerned you cannot cut the bad ones, a just cut them all but it is probably the only way to get spending cuts out of t
for defense secretary, saying, "what kind of signal are we saying to the iranians when our nominee for secretary of defense seems clueless about what our policy is? i hope the obama administration will reconsider his nomination." joining me now, more to talk about this, "washington post" op-ed columnist, dana milbank. dana, good to have you here. and don't we have senator john mccain, and we know how this went down, several other republicans were very tough through that confirmation hearing, but they said yesterday they would not support a filibuster of hagel's confirmation, as threatened by senate republican leader mitch mcconnell. so would it be historic, or do you think that it's really possible? >> to actually proceed with a filibuster? >> to proceed with a filibuster, yeah? >> it's a theoretical possibility. it would be such an extraordinary escalation of the wars here in washington, which are already completely out of control. so, yes, they could do it. but just the very notion of them filibustering, one of their former republican colleagues, and not because they found him un
today. >>> up next, the hold-up over hagel. defense secretary leon panetta has to stay on the job until chuck hagel is confirmed by the senate. are republicans singling hagel out by delaying the vote? >> with the tradition of the senate, u.s. senators do not usually act this way at all. >> we'll get the latest. >>> and but first there's a lot going on today. here's things we thought you should know. karl rove said the american cross roads superpac is planning more ads attacking ashley judd. the democrat may be considering a run against senator republican leader mitch mcconnell. the superpac debuted an ad this week seeking to portray ashley judd as an inexperienced hollywood liberal who's not even a resident of kentucky. >>> a hacker apparently accessed private photos between both former presidents and claims to have a list of family addresses and phone numbers and e-mails. those are the things we just thought you should know. [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good han
and representatives do, and i admire that clarity and that honesty. i think he may not be a defense intellectual. he may not have the broad management experience of some of our previous secretaries of defense, but he's not an ideologue. he will give the president sober advice about how, when, and why we should project our military force abroad. >> and as a former enlisted man, he will be able to relate to the tens of thousands of young troops who are being demobilized over the next few years and are coming home with some real problems and with a need for jobs and housing and other things like that. >> from the very start republicans warned they would try to make hagel seem like an anti-semite. look at what one republican aide told "the weekly standard." this was back in december. quote, send us hagel, and we will make sure every american knows he is an anti-semite. we was referring to this quote, and it's gotten outsized attention since hagel was floated as the nominee. it comes from the interview, aaron, that you did back in 2006 for your book "the much too promised land." most people only highligh
, particularly younger ones, who say let's cut the defense budget, let those automatic spending cuts take place, and there are lots of senior republicans who say, not so fast. so that's going to be a problem within the republican party as we look ahead. >> where does karl rove and his new super pac fit into that? >> did you ever think republicans would call him a rhino, republican in name only. here you go. i've always thought of karl rove as a conservative. what's going on is his pac has said, you know what, we are tired of someone associated with his pac said to me, quote, the novelty of losing elections has worn off, and what they've decided to do is to start putting their money in primaries. they want to vet republican primary candidates so that by the time they get to the general election they believe they have qualified vetted candidates who can actually win. conservatives are saying, this is not what you should do. you need to let the process work itself out and american crossroads is saying, don't sacrifice ideological purity here. you can't worship at that. what you really need to do i
on a spending plan. the troops usually are happy to see defense secretary leon panetta, smiles and handshakes all around. but days before he leaves office, panetta has bad news. he's proposing less money in their paycheck next year. panetta, a savvy washington operative in budget politics, is leaving it to congress to figure out how not to cut pay and keep thousands of defense employees on the job. >> we will furlough as many as 800,000 d.o.d. civilians around the country for up to 22 days. they could face a 20% cut in their salary. you don't think that's going to impact on our economy? >> but the recommendation to slow the military pay raise will put troops in the middle of that political fight between congress and the president over spending. >> he should be looking out for soldiers, sailors, airmen marines that he sends into harm's way. >> panetta is proposing just a 1% increase in troop pay for 2014. according to internal pentagon calculations, it should have been at least 1.7%, which was the increase this year. it may not be a huge deduction, but it's badly needed cash for strapped milit
address next tuesday." with nearly $1 trillion of domestic and defense spending hanging in the balance, the president says the impacts are already being felt. >> they're never -- there are never -- >> we're not going to run it. okay, go ahead. >> -- there are never specific spending cuts. democrats never provide specific spending cuts. democrats -- alex, i'm just curious, how long has it been since democrats have passed a budget in the senate? watch this. watch this. >> 1,379 days. >> where's the full screen? i thought we had a full screen. >> since before the ipad. >> since before the ipad, exactly. no labels, nonpartisan group, of course, has this no -- >> no budget, no pay, which was signed into law by the president yesterday, for this particular bridge on the debt ceiling, but we need to apply it to the broader budget and appropriations process. >> and the thing is, it's just -- democrats haven't produced a budget in the senate. they haven't voted for any of the president's own budget. there's the full screen now. >> you were in congress. budget sets policy, right? you don't have a
the court she was abused as a child and claims she acted in self-defense. brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: good morning, rob and diana. jodi arias takes the stand this morning. now, jurors are expected to hear arias' explanation of what happened the night of that murder. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4th, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> reporter: in a surprise move, jodi arias took the stand in her own defense. and explained to the jury why she brutally murdered her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander. >> he attacked me. and i had to defend myself. >> reporter: speaking quietly, with her hair pulled to the side, this is the same woman prosecutors say stabbed alexander 27 times in a jealous rage. also slashing his throat, and shooting him twice in the head. but her story has changed several times. and in an interview with "inside edition," arias also said no jury would convict her because she was innocent. on the stand, she gave a new explanation. >> at the time, i had plans to commit suicide. so, i was extremely confident that no jury would convict me because i didn't expect any of you to b
. and unfortunately that's the date when a series of harmful automatic cuts to job creating investments and defense spending also known as the sequester are scheduled to take effect. so, if congress can't act immediately on a bigger package, if they can't get a bigger package done by the time the sequester is scheduled to go into effect, then i believe they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effects of the sequester. >> members of both parties came up with the idea of the sequester, back in 2011, to force lawmakers to act on balancing the budget and at one point here during the president's statement today, actually interrupted by the loud flashes of the photographers' cameras. watch that. these reforms would reduce our government's bill -- what's up, cameraman? come on, guys. they're breaking my flow all the time. >> breaking my flow. now to big business news. the company that became famous for the commercial catch phrase dude, are you getting a dell, is being bought back its founder and ceo michael dell. the company st
's something that would never occur to him. >>> the outgoing defense secretary said to students in a speech to georgetown, today, leon panetta warned of huge budget cuts looming for the pentagon if congress doesn't act. and he had some choice words for both sides blaming each for to reach an agreement to avoid cuts to our military. also generally what's happened lately to washington. >> thank you very much. this is not a game. this is reality. these steps would seriously damage a fragile american economy, and they would degrade our ability to respond to crisis, precisely at a time of rising instability across the globe. >> panetta served for 16 years, 8 terms. today he called the defense spending cuts legislative madness. >>> the use of drones continues to make headlines tonight. after our nbc news report about the obama administration's use of drone strikes to target suspected terrorists overseas. that same technology is being used here at home, a lot. not to launch missile strikes of any kind, but as eyes in the sky for a local law enforcement and a lot of other uses. they've got a lot of
: defense secretary panetta warned that would be the least of it if the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration take effect at the beginning of march. the pentagon has to reduce spending by $46 billion in the remaining seven months of fiscal year 2013. >> if these cuts happen there will be a serious disruption in defense programs and a sharp decline in our military readiness. >> reporter: this army document says three-fourths of its combat brigades will have to delay their training for several months resulting in a failure to meet demands of the national military strategy by the end of this year. afraid it will have to take $18 billion out of its own budget the army has already stopped maintenance of 1,300 vehicles and 17,000 weapons. according to this document the air force would cut its overhauls of aircraft by one-third, with the result that some planes would have to be grounded. flying hours for air force pilots would be cut by 18%. >> it puts at risk our fundamental mission of protecting the american people. >> reporter: combat operations in afgha
including new signs of the efforts to stop chuck hague frl becoming secretary of defense are losing steam. comments by john mccain suggest he's on a glide path to confirmation and president obama hits the road taking his gun control message to the heartland. the question is will that create enough meaningful pressure for reform? that's straight ahead. we begin with new revelations involving u.s. drone strikes program and the obama administration's legal justification behind the use of such efforts against al qaeda suspects. a new 16-page memo copy of which was obtained by nbc news offers fresh insights into this controversial practice including the killing of american citizens overseas if they're believed to be senior operational leaders of al qaeda or an associated force. even if there's no intelligence indicating they're engaged in an active plot to attack the united states. >>> such a strike, of course, took place in yemen in september 2011 killing two operatives. both of them were american citizens who hadn't been indicted by the u.s. government or charged with any crimes. in the past
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